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2014 Major Opinions

Jan 5, 2015

Companies took a beating from Missouri appellate courts in 2014

Missouri appellate courts dealt more than one blow to businesses in 2014 with an onslaught of rulings that can be construed as pro-consumer or pro-employee.

Jul 7, 2014

Lowering of work comp standard biggest decision so far

When a decision announces a new standard that aligns related areas of law while overturning 30 years of precedent, it’s an easy contender for biggest case of 2014, even at the halfway point.

Jul 7, 2014

Insurance liens case awaits word on request for U.S. high court review

After a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling, a potential class action lawsuit over insurance liens is heading forward in St. Louis County Circuit Court — unless the U.S. Supreme Court decides to have a say.

Jul 7, 2014

Insurance stacking case heads to Supreme Court

An insurance-stacking case that split the Court of Appeals Western District is now under consideration in the Missouri Supreme Court.

Jul 7, 2014

High court reviewing perjury charge after denial of lawyer

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to review a case of alleged perjury after the appellate panel issued a splintered ruling.

Jul 7, 2014

Suit over St. Louis County ‘sheriff’ fund pending

A lawsuit over a state fund that supplements deputy sheriff salaries is going forward, though in diminished form.

Jul 7, 2014

Stabbing trial to proceed without blood spatter expert

A man who was stabbed near a St. Louis gas station is heading for a new trial in September, after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in January that a key defense witness lied during his first trial. (Part of 2014 Major Opinions)

Jul 7, 2014

Arbitration denied over missing ‘LLC’ in contract

A potential class action lawsuit against a Kansas City-area car dealer is proceeding after an appeals court ruled that the case couldn’t go to arbitration because of a mistaken name in a sales document.

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